From Regulation to Partnership: Transforming Trade Facilitation with TradeFIRST

Launched on 26 January 2011, TradeFIRST is Singapore Customs' latest initiative in improving trade facilitation through better partnership with businesses. A single, holistic framework that integrates facilitation, compliance and risk management, TradeFIRST promises to make trade easier, fairer and more secure.

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A Warehouse By Any Other Name: Customs' Innovative Business Solution


Contraband Cigarette Seizures at Five-Year Low: Customs Enforcement Results 2010


Duty and Manufacturing Licence Exemptions for Four Motorised Vehicle Types

When approached by Princess Yachts Asia with a request that its imported luxury yachts be granted temporary Goods and Services Tax (GST) suspension until re-exported or sold, Singapore Customs showed its creativity and pro enterprise mindset by adapting an existing regulation to new use.


With seizures at a record low, the abolishment of key syndicates, and higher demand for legitimate cigarettes, Singapore Customs' latest annual enforcement results show an improvement in the country's contraband cigarette situation.


As part of continued efforts to keep its rules and regulations relevant to society's changing needs, Singapore Customs has recently granted exemptions on the duty and manufacturing licence for powered kick scooters, self-balancing cycles, mobility scooters and all-terrain vehicles.

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